In the last year since publishing my book, “You – According to Them: Uncovering the blind spots that impact your reputation and your career,” I’ve seen remarkable proof that gathering feedback is the powerful (and often overlooked) fuel that accelerates careers. While I used the book to profile real-life case studies about inadvertent behaviors and attitudes that can stall careers, I didn’t fully anticipate the way that readers and workshop participants would so overwhelmingly embrace the feedback process. They were often genuinely surprised at the hidden information they discovered. And when they applied that information, their results were more dramatic than I ever could have imagined. In this article, I’ll share my findings from recent months and provide some specific ways that you can close the feedback loop to enhance your own career.